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Never pay someone to scan your photo negatives again

on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

With the iPhone and Android Film Scanner, you’ll be able to scan your own 35mm photo negatives directly into your smartphone, as easily as snapping a photo.  And you’ll be able to color correct or even stitch together images before you save them.  You’ll need to use the LomoScanner app from Lomography on your AppleRead More…


Keep your grocery list organized with the Hiku Scanner and your iPhone

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

The Hiku Scanner is a small handheld scanner that recognizes both barcodes and your voice. With a real 1D linear imager like the ones used at grocery store checkouts, the Hiku Scanner instantly adds items to your shopping list without any need for writing or typing. When you finish that last box of Rice Crispies, just pressRead More…

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SharpScan Pro iOS app review

on Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Paper. The curse of our record management as 21st century humans. The promise of computers has always been “the paperless office,” but most computer users have produced more paper, rather than less. The need for a piece of paper for giving information to someone else, “sign and return” situations like leases and contracts, and theRead More…


Epson Expression Home XP-410 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, September 7th, 2013

There are so many printers on the market that choosing the right one can be a real chore. For basic home use, I’ve found using a printer/scanner combination fits my needs just fine, so we picked up an Epson XP-400 simply because it was on sale and did not have many bells and whistles thatRead More…


SlimScan receipt scanner stores in your wallet

on Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Planon SlimScan SS100 is a credit card sized scanner that has been designed for scanning receipts and business cards. It’s about the same size as a stack of 3 credit cards at 2.0 x 3.1 x 0.12 inch, so it stores easily in a card slot in your wallet. Images are scanned at 300Read More…

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Penpower Worldcard Link pro Complete Contact Management Solution review

By: Paul Grunwald
on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

In both my personal and professional life I have collected stacks of business cards. When I was offered the opportunity to review the Worldcard Link Pro business card scanner and software from Penpower, I jumped at the opportunity.  Let’s see how it works.


Mustek S400W iScan Air Wireless Scanner – Scanning without a wires

on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Brando is now offering the Mustek S400W iScan Air Wireless Scanner, which will allow you to scan documents to your Mac and iPad/iPhone photo library via WiFi. My first scanner was a Mustek flatbed scanner, which was HUGE compared to this little sheet-fed desktop model. It offers 300 DPI, scan to JPEG format, and a real-time previewRead More…


IRIScan Mouse – All-in-one mouse and scanner

on Saturday, March 16th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

If you’re like me, you might not be able to remember the last time you used a fax machine.  I do still need to scan a document every now and then though, so the I.R.I.S. IRIScan Mouse looks like it might be an interesting alternative to a stand alone scanner. First of all, it functions likeRead More…


Simplify notetaking and highlighting books with the Scanmarker

on Monday, November 5th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

Just scan the Scanmarker from Barnes and Noble across a line in your book, just as if you were using a highlighter pen, and the text will be automatically transferred into a Word or Excel document or into another application.  The scanner has several modes to transfer data to your computer:  “Data Entry (Scan &Read More…


IRIScan Book 2 mobile scanner review

on Monday, October 15th, 2012

I’ve been looking for an easy way to solve a growing clutter problem in my home. You might have a similar problem in your place… It’s that towering stack of magazines that have at least one article that you want to save for the future. It might be a recipe or instructions for some projectRead More…


Turn Your Smartphone into a Scanner with the StandScan Pro

on Monday, September 24th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

We’ve told you about several portable scanners, and readers have said they simply use their phone’s camera to snap a shot.  I’ve tried the photo approach, but I often end up with a crooked image or a dark place that obscures some of the image.  That’s fine for casual use, but it won’t work soRead More…


Scan Documents Without a Computer with the IRIScan Anywhere 3

on Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You don’t have to be tethered to a computer, or even to a wall power outlet, to scan documents and photos when you’re using the IRIScan Anywhere 3 scanner.  This portable scanner from I.R.I.S. has a built-in rechargeable battery so you can use the IRIScan Anywhere 3 at home, the office, or anywhere else.  DocumentsRead More…


I.R.I.S. Announces Availability of IRIScan Book 2 and Readiris 14

on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
Posted in: News

Here’s a gadget for those times when you need to capture information from old fashioned sources like magazines and books. It’s the IRIScan Book 2 mobile wireless A4 scanner from I.R.I.S. The IRIScan Book 2 scans images without the need of a computer. It comes in 2 versions. There is a $99 version which isRead More…


Carry a Scanner in Your Wallet

on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

The SlimScan SS100 from PlanOn is a receipt scanner that’s small enough to fit in a credit card slot in your wallet.  This 300 dpi, 24-bit color scanner is only 2.0″ X 3.1″ X 0.12″, and it can scan JPG images 2.75″ wide X up to 36″ long.  It’s great for scanning business receipts forRead More…


Brookstone iConvert Scanner for iPad

on Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Available for preorder from Brookstone the iConvert scanner allows you to scan on the move.  Capable of scanning at 300dpi, it’s small enough to throw into your gadget bag and take with you wherever you go. For flexibility the front feeder adjusts from 2 inches to 8½ inches wide, so should be flexible enough toRead More…


LG LSM-100 Mouse Scanner – Save space on your desk

on Sunday, August 28th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

LG has released their LSM-100 Mouse with built in scanner. Push the scan button and swipe the page in one go and save your image in a multitude of standard formats including OCR for editable Word documents.  It will scan up to an A3 page. To see how it works check out the preview videoRead More…

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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 Portable Color Scanner Review

on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The ScanSnap Color Scanner from Fujitsu is one of those products that surprised me when I first used it. It surprised me because it works so well. The scanning was surprisingly fast and the scanned images were a perfect copy.  I had to stop myself from scanning any picture and document I could get myRead More…

Scan from a magazine.  The size of the page was a little large for the scanner and it was difficult to scan vertically due to the binding of the magazine.

VuPoint Magic Wand Scanner Review

By: cobinrox
on Monday, July 19th, 2010

I have an e-book reader I’m finding that I want to put everything that I have that is on paper into the device: books, magazine articles, users/owners manuals, cheat-sheets, blah, blah and blah.  But after spending several hours scanning an out-of-print book that was falling apart using my standard Epson desktop scanner a few weeksRead More…

DIY scanners can be pretty complex

What a Difference 300 Years Make

By: cobinrox
on Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

If you’ve decided that your e-book reader is your new body part, you may have stumbled upon some of the DIY book-scanner forums or sites such as  While the designs presented on the internet are intriguing, they are not always practical for klutzes.  Ahem. So I was equally intrigued by this, the VuPoint SolutionsRead More…

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WizCom ReadingPen/TS Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

The Wizcom ReadingPen/TS is marketed as “a portable learning tool” aimed at people trying to learn English, how to read, or with reading challenges. The device is basically a text scanner with a text-to-speech capability. I was able to let an experienced teacher and a speech therapist try it out, as well as playing withRead More…


Pandigital Photolink One-Touch Scans Your Snapshots

on Thursday, January 7th, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

The Photolink One-Touch from Pandigital might be an easy way for people to quickly archive old family snapshots without needing a computer. It’s a 600 DPI scanner that can handle up to 5 x 7 inch images and saves the files to a memory card using its built-in 5-in-1 card reader. The price is niceRead More…


IntelliScanner Comic Edition Review

on Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Listen up, true believers!  Do you (like me) find yourself at the nexus of interests in gadgetry, collecting, and the artistic medium of comic books?  Intrigued?  If so, the IntelliScanner Comic Edition by Apparent may be your perfect storm.


Scanning Digital Picture Frame from Hammacher Schlemmer

on Monday, December 14th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Scanning Digital Picture Frame from Hammacher Schlemmer offers a wealth of options for $199.95  It has an 8″ TFT LCD screen with 800 X 600 resolution, and it has 1 GB of internal storage to store up to 3000 images.  It has a 300 dpi scanner built-in to make adding pictures easy.  You can display pictures, playRead More…


Planon introduces DocuPen Xtreme X-Series line of scanning pens

on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, News

Planon has updated their DocuPen scanners with the new X-Series line, which improves upon the DocuPen RC800 scanner that I reviewed 2 years ago. They are now able to support image resolutions of up to 600 dpi (up to 1,200 dpi for the X50) and feature a 200 MHz internal processor and 64MB Fast SDRAMRead More…


Epson WorkForce 610 Printer Review

on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Posted in: Computer Gear

We’re a three laptop/one printer household.  Our printer/scanner/copier is several years old now, and it still works well – except for one thing.  It’s not wireless, and it’s stored in a cabinet with no desk space around it.  Printing requires connecting the laptop to the usb cable, balancing the laptop in one arm while gettingRead More…